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Dr. Brenda Davis

Offering therapy in KY
License: LCSW,DSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
30 years of experience

I am a licensed clinical social worker in California, Kentucky, Idaho, and Oregon with over 30 years of experience working as a therapist and life coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, work conflicts, and day to day problem solving. My therapy style is strength based. I believe in treating people with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral considering the person in their environment. Often what is needed is a safe place to be heard. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Juan Figueroa

Offering therapy in KY
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
3 years of experience

I am a licensed clinical social worker in the the state of Kentucky. I have nearly 20 years of experience in the mental health/social work field working with individuals and families. I specialize in several modalities such as; CBT, trauma focused therapy, behavioral modification, and motivational interviewing styles. I work with teens and adults. in working with individuals and families with histories of trauma (PTSD), divorce, foster adopt/stressors and issues, depression, anxiety, ADHD, anger, self esteem, and several other issues. My approach is to be honest and upfront with clients. I do not expect you to be perfect, but I do expect you to try. I encourage open and honest communication about what is working and not working for you. My therapy style is firm but respectful and I am open to changing things up. I am eclectic in my style and use techniques from various models such as; Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), trauma focused therapy, behavior modification, and motivational interviewing. I work with adults and teens. My hours of availability are Monday's 8 am and last session starting at 5 pm, Tuesday's-Thursday's 8 am with last session starting at 4 pm, and Friday's 8 am and last session starting at 11 am. I do not work work weekends. Seeking help is the first step to taking control of your life. I am looking forward to working with you.

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Jessica Guidry

Offering therapy in KY
License: LPCC,MA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
28 years of experience

Welcome to BetterHelp and congratulations, because to walk through even the virtual doors of a counselor's office is a courageous step toward an exploratory process that can help you identify what changes you want to make, available options for problem resolution, and how to create the real change you want in your life. I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) and I currently live in KY. I have been in the field of mental health for over 27 years and I am passionate about my work. I have a Master’s degree in both Psychological Counseling and Clinical Psychology. Very early in my career, I made it my mission to work in as many different treatment settings as possible, so that I could understand the unique therapeutic needs of clients in each setting. Therefore, I have worked in mental health and substance abuse settings such as outpatient, inpatient, residential, and partial hospitalization. Being a counselor in these various treatment settings allowed me to gain valuable experience in working within the full range of psychiatric disorders. For example, I have worked with issues and concerns such as depression, anxiety, ineffective communication, excessive worry, codependency, relationship problems, social anxiety, substance abuse, interpersonal difficulties/conflicts, anger management, OCD, Bipolar Disorder, ADHD and PTSD. I see my role as your teammate, a compassionate partner that will work alongside you as you move through your therapeutic journey. The primary type of therapeutic techniques I use come from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). It is a type of therapy that helps us understand how we became the versions of ourselves that we are today. In understanding how early experiences played a part in creating the chronic negative beliefs that have continued to cause problems for us today, we can learn new ways of thinking that will help us resolve our issues, change the way we think, and learn to live our lives in ways that are more fulfilling. If you are ready for a teammate that will support you, educate you, help you learn new ways to deal with old/new problems, be a good listener, show compassion, empower you and meet you where you are, then take the next step by scheduling our first session.

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James Slaton

Offering therapy in KY
License: Lcsw
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
11 years of experience

Greetings! I am James K. Slaton and I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) since 2015. I graduated from Western Kentucky University and my previous experience in mental health includes working at a State Mental Hospital, Community Mental Health Crisis Unit, and Child Protective Services as an ongoing worker and investigator. I started providing mental health counseling/therapy in 2012 working with children and their families. My experience includes implementing management strategies for depression, anxiety, substance abuse, relationship issues, and effects of trauma to name a few. My overall approach is based in Reality Therapy. I am trained in several modalities and utilize them interchangeably to create an environment where my patients are/or become an expert on themselves and can teach me how to help them. I bring my own expertise to the session shaped and formed through life experiences, the search and acquisition of knowledge, and taking an empathetic approach to all situations. Passing judgment, discriminating, following social norms, or utilizing sympathy as a tool is not a part of treatment I deliver. My approach is straightforward and solution focused. If you feel that no one ‘gets’ you or that no one has been there, you may be correct but I believe that can change so give me a try! I make no promises, but I also tell no lies; if you possess the stamina we will win the race! If stamina is lacking, we will condition and win the race anyway!

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Mary Lindsey Higgins

Offering therapy in KY
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
6 years of experience

Searching for a clinician that is right for you is an important step in the change process. It takes courage and strength. I encourage you to be proud of yourself for simply exploring therapy as an option to enhance your wellness.  I have worked as a therapist since 2015 and in the mental health field since 2009. I achieved my Master's in Social Work at Western Kentucky University in 2015. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (Kentucky LCSW 253593).  I have obtained education and supervision in the utilization of person-centered therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused brief therapy, strengths-based therapy and dialectical behavioral therapy inspired interventions. I work through a person-centered approach, meaning the interventions and therapy approach utilized will be determined based on each individual's specific expressing, processing and learning styles. This ensures each individual I partner with receives the best possible care and support, specifically for their individualized life and circumstances. I have trained experience with working with individuals regarding life stressors, self-worth/self esteem concerns, behavioral pattern concerns, substance use, trauma, depression, anxiety, bipolar I and II, grief, and a number of other concerns. I strive to provide each person I see with an authentic environment, filled with empathy, education and empowerment, to enable them to develop and reach their wellness and/or life goals. Even if you have not been able to identify your goals, and know you just want something different, you are at a place to begin your process.

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Christina Kayrouz

Offering therapy in KY
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Kentucky with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Amanda Slone

Offering therapy in KY
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsDepression
20 years of experience

I am licensed in Kentucky with 19+ years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety & coping with addictions. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Carol Baumgardner

Offering therapy in KY
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
20 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I am licensed in Kentucky with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, anger management, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey. I look forward to meeting you and helping you find your strengths.

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Jennifer Knight

Offering therapy in KY
Relationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
20 years of experience

I am licensed in Kentucky with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & depression. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Melissa Doan

Offering therapy in KY
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesIntimacy-related issuesDepression
17 years of experience

I am licensed in Virginia with 17 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, lgbtq+ related issues, relationship issues, & intimacy related issues. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

How to find counseling in Sacramento

Finding the best therapist close by in Sacramento can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor serving your area, you can find a therapist in your city that is accepting new clients and fits your goals. Whether you're struggling with depression, anxiety, marriage, family issues, or other emotional challenges, feel proud that you have begun your search to find the mental health care services that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Sacramento. Perhaps you're interested in narrowing your search for a psychotherapist that can offer psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), talk therapy, provide group therapy, marriage and family therapy for individuals or couples, or couples therapy. Each type of therapy can offer various benefits and address or treat different disorders. If you're still unsure or are new to counseling in Sacramento, feel free to contact the provider via email to find out which methods they practice.

It is also important to understand that mental health professionals in the United States are accredited to provide care, helping individuals and couples, with a variety of licenses. These include licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), and clinical psychologist or doctor of psychology (PsyD). Regardless of their licensure, they are trained to treat individuals and couples counseling, and sometimes children, in any type of therapy. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

Mental health professionals working through their own in- person therapy practice in Sacramento or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, or change in negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain. Verified providers can provide licensed marriage and couples therapy, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

There are all kinds of therapists working with clients today across the United States and in the greater Sacramento area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find therapists, have in mind what type of therapy you'd like your provider to be most experienced with and choose an experienced provider with a practice located near you in the city of Sacramento, elsewhere in McLean, or in the greater state of Kentucky.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the Sacramento area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Sacramento therapist?

The average price of an in-person therapy session in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Sacramento due to a higher cost of living. The price also depends on the type of provider you are looking for. See the following average prices for various mental health providers without insurance:

  • Counseling with a psychiatrist: $150-$500
  • Counseling with therapists: $100-300
  • Therapy with a psychologist: $100

While many psychologists in Sacramento may not take health insurance, some in the state of Kentucky may work on a sliding scale, meaning they'll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With BetterHelp or clinicians throughout the state of Kentucky you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $65 to $100 per week (billed every four weeks).

How is a licensed therapist on this online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Sacramento, Kentucky working on BetterHelp are licensed, trained, experienced, and accredited as a doctor of psychology (PhD / PsyD), licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW / LICSW), or licensed professional counselors (LPC). All of these psychology clinicians have a Masters Degree or a Doctorate Degree in their field of psychology sciences, and follow the APA Code of Ethics. They have been qualified and certified by their state's professional board after successfully completing the necessary education, exams, training and practice with a patient, and extensive experience in a healthcare clinic or treatment centers, in order to become a mental health provider. While their lived experience, expertise, careers, and background vary, they all possess at least 3 years and 1,000 hours of hands-on experience with adult and sometimes teen patients, and have the necessary therapist credentials to provide a safe space for long lasting emotional healing in therapy. 

Please note BetterHelp does not offer or provide care from psychiatrists to prescribe a drug as treatment, or perform psychological assessments.

How does working with a counselor in BetterHelp online therapy sessions work?

BetterHelp clinicians treat clients online across the United States (individuals and couples) through life transitions, inner child exploration, long term depression or anxiety, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Sacramento above, can work with young adults, children, adolescents, and adults virtually as an accredited licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) or licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT). You do not have to commute to a an office as a psychotherapy client.

Through BetterHelp therapy, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat therapy sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, use the in app journaling feature, and receive worksheets. You'll also find support groups or group therapy lead by a therapist in Sacramento helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety or depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address?

BetterHelp's verified Sacramento therapists specialize and have clinical experience in a wide range of mental health issues and modalities, helping clients to feel better and improve their lives every day. See below for examples.

Specialties on BetterHelp include:

You may also be struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy or with a sex therapist. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists or licensed marriage family therapists (LMFT) who work with clients in relationships. You can also try a Sacramento therapy provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. 

How do I know if online counseling is right for my family?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a therapist is the validation and active listening they can provide. Your friends and loved ones may also be available to listen, but you may feel that they may lack the skills to provide objective guidance. Counselors are trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A psychologist in your city can support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health, life concerns, or healing needs. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another good benefit of therapy is having an understanding, safe space with a non-judgmental party who can support you through challenging experiences.

Many people have sensitive topics that they may feel ashamed to discuss with their friends or partner. A Sacramento therapist can help you confront these concerns and open up through unique methods of support. There are also many types of therapy, such as art therapy, where you may find you can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With a lot of people in KY, providers may be booked out with clients. Through the list of profiles above and others within BetterHelp's team, you may be able to find a psychologist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching to find a a nearby psychotherapist close to 42372 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Sacramento counselor?

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading to understand the therapy process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your psychotherapist, any emotional pain you may feel, and the ways in which you hope to improve. When you attend your session, let them know if you have any concerns about therapy or feel unsure about what to talk about. They may help guide you with open-ended therapeutic questions. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist if I feel fine? 

Some simply don't feel the need to see a psychologist. However, some people may avoid attending therapy due to stigma or preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although psychologists often support people with mental health conditions, you do not need a diagnosis or condition to attend therapy. You can discuss grief, relationship concerns, stress, or life changes and ask for general feedback and advice. A Sacramento licensed clinical social worker may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences.

Gaining a new perspective on yourself through various therapies might allow you to improve your self-esteem, work through relationships, and gain a better sense of your mental health goals. The success you may find through therapy can be dependent on your process.

People may also attend therapy for specific motives, such as bullying, an autism diagnosis, a desire to learn mindfulness meditation, personality concerns, trouble with office workers, specific phobias, and many other principles.

Is mental health care and therapy worth it? 

Therapy is effective and has the power to change individuals' lives. Each client is at a different stage of their emotional healing journey in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, skills, and goals. A psychologist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities to help you feel your best and put you on the path to healing. Unlike advice from a friend, family, or non-professional, a mental health professional has an understanding of various disorders like ADHD and depression with many hours of experience in treating adults in their practice. For this reason, seeing an evidence based psychologist in Sacramento, Kentucky can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy services each year, showing it's a popular option and is proven to be effective.

Sacramento has many clinicians who practice person or client-centered individual therapy in-person and through online therapy to assist clients in their healing journey. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with providers all over the United States and change therapists easily at any time. Many people struggling with anxiety and depression, substance abuse, body image issues, and more find therapists that are a good fit for them, feel supported, and gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy.

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions?

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to help you and them regarding ethical concerns. Mental health professionals are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. If you are concerned about sharing details about yourself, feel free to withhold personal information. Their job in the therapeutic relationship is to create a safe place, help you gain a deeper understanding of your mental health, and support you. You might consider changing counselors if you don't feel safe or respected.

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Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online therapy, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched within 24 to 48 hours.

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